Kandukonden Kandukonden

kandukonden-kandukonden.jpg

Kandukondain Kandukondain (கண்டுகொண்டேன் கண்டுகொண்டேன்; English: I Have Found It) is a 2000 Tamil musical and romantic film. Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon and produced by Kalaipuli S. Dhanu, it stars Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Tabu and Abbas in the lead roles. Srividya and Raghuvaran, actors from the south Indian film industry, played other pivotal roles in the movie. Vikram, Revathi and Jayageetha dubbed for actor Abbas, Tabu and Aishwarya Rai respectively.The film is based on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and features two young sisters with differing views on love who find themselves with three suitors. The elder sister attracts the attention of an aspiring film director, while a wounded commando falls for her younger, hopelessly romantic sister but hesitates because he is much older than she. Meanwhile, the younger sister meets and falls for a businessman with a passion for poetry. However problems lap up from different directions, resulting in emotional turmoil for both sisters. Whom the sisters marry at the end of the film forms the crux of the story.

The film opened to Indian audiences after several delays, on 4 May 2000 just after the Tamil New Year, and in the process became one of the biggest multi-starrers in Tamil cinema history. It was later dubbed into the Telugu language and released as Priyuraalu Pilichindi. Scored by A. R. Rahman, it spawned a successful soundtrack. Furthermore, the film went on to win several awards in different competitions, with Shankar Mahadevan winning a National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in the process.

* Director: Rajiv Menon
* Screenplay: Rajiv Menon
* Story: Rajiv Menon
* Dialogue: Sujatha Rangarajan
* Producer: A. M. Ratnam & Kalaippuli S. Dhanu
* Music: A. R. Rahman
* Cinematography: Ravi K. Chandran
* Editor: Suresh Urs, Antony
* Art Director: R.K. Nagu, Sabu Cyril
* Choreography: Rekha Prakash, Brinda & Raju Sundaram
* Lyrics: Vairamuthu
* Stunts: Vikram Dharma